Weather is a topic in science that is applicable to our lives on an everyday basis. The weather often determines what we wear, where we go, and what we do. The activities here focus on clouds and the part they play in determining our weather. In the K–3 lesson, students learn about different cloud types and sculpt each type out of shaving cream. In the lesson for grades 4–6, students learn about Luke Howard—the man responsible for naming clouds—and then investigate clouds by collecting real data for NASA’s S’COOL project (see Internet Resource). This sample chapter also included the Table of Contents, National Science Education Standards: Content Standards K–4, Content Standards 5–8, Alignment With A Framework for K–12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas, and Index.

Grade Levels

Early Childhood Elementary


Earth & Space Science Lesson Plans Literacy Teaching Strategies


Type Book ChapterPub Date 4/15/2012Stock # PB315X_48

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